Directives Relating to Sale of Liquor
Government Notice 129 of 2020
- Published in Government Gazette 7236 on 10 June 2020
- Assented to on 5 June 2020
- Commenced on 10 June 2020
- [This is the version of this document from 10 June 2020 and includes any amendments published up to 1 September 2023.]
1. DefinitionsIn these directives, a word or an expression to which a meaning has been assigned in the Regulations has that meaning and unless the context indicates otherwise -"hotel liquor licence" means a hotel liquor licence as defined in section 1 of the Liquor Act;"licence" means a licence as defined in section 1 of the Liquor Act;"licence holder" means a licensee as defined in section 1 of the Liquor Act;"licensed premises" means the licensed premises as defined in section 1 of the Liquor Act;"Liquor Act" means the Liquor Act, 1998 (Act No. 6 of 1998);"off-sales" means the off-sales as defined in section 1 of the Liquor Act;"off-sales licence" means off-sales licence as defined in section 1 of the Liquor Act;"on-consumption" means on-consumption as defined in section 1 of the liquor Act;"on-consumption licence" means on-consumption licence as defined in section 1 of the Liquor Act;"Regulations" means the Stage 2: State of Emergency - Covid-19 Regulations, published under Government Notice No. 17 of 4 May 2020; and"restaurant liquor licence" means the restaurant liquor licence referred to in section 4 of the Liquor Act.
2. Application of directivesThese directives do not apply to the restricted area contemplated in regulation 4 of Regulations published under Proclamation No. 24 of 8 June 2020 during the period of lockdown referred to in regulation 3 of those Regulations.
3. Period of application of directivesThese directives apply for the duration of the specified period.
4. Selling of liquor by on-consumption licence holders
5. Obligations of licence holders and employees of licence holdersA licence holder and licence holder’s employees must at all times ensure that -
6. Selling and purchasing of traditional liquor
7. Transport and delivery of liquor
8. Renewal of licencesSubject to regulation 15 of the Regulations published under Proclamation No. 18 of May 2020 providing that a licence is valid during the specified period or such longer period as a Minister or other functionary may determine, a licence holder intending to renew the holder’s licence in terms of section 38(5) of the Liquor Act may renew the licence on or before 28 June 2020.
9. Offences and penaltiesA person who contravenes or fails to comply with these directives commits an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine not exceeding N$2 000 or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and such imprisonment.
History of this document
10 June 2020 this version
05 June 2020